Vaping: Bid tobacco's big gamble on the future
Newsweek- April 24, 2016

A fundamental truth cuts across all markets—those who fail to anticipate the future will find themselves stuck in the past. The invention and rise of e-cigarettes and vaporizers hasn’t passed unnoticed by the industry responsible for humanity’s nicotine consumption—Big Tobacco.
Exposure to Advertisements and Electronic Cigarette Use Among US Middle and High School Students
American Academy of Pediatrics- May 2016

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among US students increased significantly during 2011 to 2014. This study examines the association between e-cigarette advertisement exposure and current e-cigarette use among US middle school and high school students.

E-cigarette advertisement exposure is associated with current e-cigarette use among students; greater exposure is associated with higher odds of use. Given that youth use of tobacco in any form is unsafe, comprehensive tobacco prevention and control strategies, including efforts to reduce youth exposure to advertising, are critical to prevent all forms of tobacco use among youth.
4 Takeaways From Zeller’s NATO Show Session
CSP Daily News

Contrary to many predictions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not release its final deeming regulations during last week’s NATO Show, nor did the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) director, Mitch Zeller, provide further clarity on when that announcement would be made.Though Zeller said he could not provide further comment on the deeming regulations and a number of other potential regulatory issues (including menthol), he did discuss four important points about tobacco and nicotine.
Researcher finds teenage e-cigarette use 'clustered' in certain schools
EurekAlert- April 26, 2016

A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that certain school environments have an impact on electronic cigarette use among teenagers. The study was led by Adam Lippert, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and published in the journal Health and Place.
MN should raise tobacco purchasing age to 21
Detroit Lakes Online- April 22, 2016

Smoking continues to be a leading cause of preventable death and disease in our state. Each year, 5,100 Minnesotans die from tobacco-related illnesses and over 400,000 die national wide. To ensure a steady stream of new tobacco users to replace those who die or quit, tobacco companies are continually seeking new, young users and hoping to addict them for life.

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